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METS Staff

Mayra Guevara Mayra Guevara
METS Director
510.430.3126, mguevara@mills.edu
Education: San Jose State University, BA Social Work

Favorite College Experience: Making meaningful friendships with people from places I had never heard of.


Yadira Gonzalez
METS Program Coordinator
510.430.3267, yagonzalez@mills.edu


Upward Bound Staff

Nolan Jones Nolan Jones
Director, Upward Bound
510.430.3337, nojones@mills.edu
Education: UC Berkeley, Bachelors; Holy Names University, Masters; Mills College, Doctorate in Educational Leadership

Favorite College Experience: (1) The collaboration between the Africa Students Association MEcha, the Asian Student Union, United People of Color, and other ASUC student groups to make Ethnic Studies a requirement at UC Berkeley. (2) Performing a spoken word piece at the East Bay Boogie Café as part of an assignment for my first doctoral course at Mills College.


  Shavonne Clark
Upward Bound Associate Director
510.430.3128, shaclark@mills.edu


Erica Dominguez Erica Dominguez
Upward Bound Academic Coordinator
510.430.3346, edominguez@mills.edu
Education: San Francisco State University, BA Liberal Studies; Mills College, MA Educational Leadership

Favorite College Experience: Serving in Jumpstart (SF State) and mentoring young children, I had the opportunity to build memorable bonds with educators, college students, and families in SF Bayview-Hunter's Point community. Between riding Muni with co-workers, singing songs in circle time, and reading books to a bunch of little smiling faces my incredible passion for equity in education was born.


  Vanessa Varko-Fontana
Program Office Manager, Upward Bound
510.430.2064, vvarkofontana@mills.edu
Education: AA City College of San Francisco, BA New College of California–emphasis on activism and social change


Jennifer Guevara Jennifer Guevara
Student Services Coordinator
510.430.2234, jguevara@mills.edu


Mauricio Guevara Mauricio Guevara
Upward Bound Technology Specialist
510.430.3211, mauguevara@mills.edu
Education: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, BS Mechanical Engineering

Favorite College Experience: After going kicking and screaming to Summer Institute (SSS program’s summer bridge), I ended up having a great time and met many students who ended up becoming my friends throughout my college career. I feel like going really gave me a leg up in school and made the transition that much easier.


Magi Brizuela Magi Brizuela
Upward Bound Academic Advisor
510.430.3145, mbrizuela@mills.edu
Education: Mills College, BA Environmental Science

Favorite College Experience: My favorite college experience was walking the stage at commencement, looking into the crowd and seeing my children, parents, and all my family cheering me on.


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Contact Information
TRIO Programs
Reinhardt Hall C Wing
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
P: 510.430.2177
F: 510.430.2309
E: trio@mills.edu

Directions to TRIO Office
from Mills campus entrance

Last Updated: 9/24/18